Jon was a team leader in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before joining the HomeSpec team as a foreman in October 2014. He is certified in all things basement waterproofing, crawl space and foundation repair.
His day to day position includes leading crews to complete home repairs in an efficient manner with the highest quality. He is a firm believer in team work, and says team work is essential here at HomeSpec. His favorite part about his job is putting in hard work every single day with a "rare breed" of human beings, AKA his amazing crew members!
In his free time, you can find Jon showing his kids how to have fun!
A homeowner contacted us because the floors of her home were sagging.
Our team installed a jack in the crawl space to fix that issue. The crawl space was also encapsulated.
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec because they were suffering from a wet basement in their old Detroit home. They had made attempts to fix the drainage, but everything failed. Water was seeping through the block foundation walls after heavy rain, causing the paint on the walls to peel. The floors would also be damp. The basement was in bad shape and the homeowners didn't want to stress about any longer.
Our team solved this problem by completely waterproofing the basement with an interior drainage system, vapor barrier, dehumidifier, and two new sump pumps. The vapor barrier over the walls will prevent water vapor and moisture from entering the basement and instead direct it down to the drainage system. After the water drains into the drainage system, it'll be directed toward the sump pump and expelled away from the home, preventing water issues.
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec because the structural support in her crawl space was failing severely - causing the floors above to sag and creating a hazard. No one wants to live with bouncy floors!
To solve this problem, our crew installed SmartJack support posts throughout the crawl space. We also installed supplemental beams, replaced and sistered the joists, and replaced the old shims with steel plate shims. Then we encapsulated the crawl space with the CleanSpace vapor barrier and vent covers.
Our team installed an interior drainage system in a basement where water was coming through the floor.
Our crew encapsulated a crawl space and installed an interior drainage system.
These homeowners live on a lake in Chesterfield, Michigan and have a crawl space that often floods. This is a common problem with lakeside homes since they're so close to the water. After the most recent flood, their only two sump pumps died (after not being able to handle the high amount of water), and their vapor barrier was ruined.
To give these homeowners peace of mind, our crew of professionals installed drainage matting and a vapor barrier to encapsulate and waterproof the crawl space. We also installed two new sump pumps - powerful enough to discharge thousands of gallons of water per hour. This system will prevent flooding and control the high water levels near the lake, so these homeowners can relax and enjoy their beautiful home!
Our crews were called to a job where multiple basement walls were cracked. We installed I-beams to stabilize the walls.
An interior drainage system was also installed in the basement.
Our team encapsulated a crawl space that had water inside it.
Our team encapsulated a crawl space and installed an interior drainage system.
The crawl space below this business in Richmond, Michigan was experiencing water issues, so the owners called HomeSpec. Water was leaking in at multiple walls and pooling on the floor. A musty smell could sometimes be caught in the store above.
To combat this issue, our crawl space experts decided a full waterproofing and encapsulation system would be best. In order to waterproof, a sump pump, dehumidifier, and perimeter drainage system was needed. Then the area was encapsulated with a vapor barrier. Now the store owners are so excited to have extra space for their business and not have to worry about their goods getting water damaged!
This homeowner contacted HomeSpec because her crawl space was wet and she needed it encapsulated.
To fix this issue, our crew encapsulated the crawl space, installed an interior drainage system and a dehumidifier and connected them to a new sump pump. This will protect the crawl space from air and water leaks, and prevent future water issues.
Our team installed an interior drainage system and encapsulated a crawl space in Goodells.
This son contacted HomeSpec because his 94-year-old mother was experiencing water issues in the lowest level of her quad-level home.
Water was seeping into the home's lower level at the joint where the floor and the wall meet. To solve this problem, HomeSpec installed an interior drainage system. This system is installed around the perimeter to preventing water from getting into the home.
We also installed a grate drain outside of the lower-level door since it's below grade. This will prevent water from pooling at the door and leaking into the home!
These homeowners contacted HomeSpec because their crawl space was very humid and water was seeping in.
Our crew solved this problem by encapsulating the crawl space to keep it clean, dry, healthy, and free from mold and moisture for a more comfortable home.
The HomeSpec team was called to encapsulate and insulate a crawl space that had standing water in it. We also installed an interior drainage system.
Our team waterproofed, insulated, and encapsulated the crawl space and installed and interior drainage system.
Most people don't know much about what goes on in their crawl space. It's a small, dark place that no one wants to venture into. But when awful smells start wafting up from the crawl space and into your home, it's quite alarming. These homeowners in Lexington, Michigan experienced just that.
Because they live near water, their crawl space was very wet and muddy. They had a makeshift "vapor barrier" in place which was actually just some tarps on the ground/walls that were only making the problem worse. With the water and humidity, mold began to grow. This created a foul stench that could be smelled throughout the entire home. Mold comes with many other health concerns, so the homeowners wanted the problem properly taken care of - so they called HomeSpec.
Most importantly, the mold needed to be removed so we used our Mold-X2 to clean the contaminated surfaces. The crawl space had obvious water issues, but encapsulation alone would not be enough. The crawl space needed a waterproofing system as well - a perimeter drainage system connected to a powerful sump pump. This would control the ground water and funnel it away from the home, preventing a flood.
Then the walls and muddy ground needed to be sealed with a CleanSpace encapsulation system. The vapor barrier blocks water vapor from entering the crawl space and paired with a dehumidifier that controls the humidity in the air, also prevents mold growth and musty smells from occurring. This system includes vent covers to prevent cold air from entering in the winter (and drifting up into the home) and to prevent hot, humid air from entering in the summer (and bringing in moisture).
Our crews encapsulated a crawl space in Saline. We also installed an interior drainage system.
Crews encapsulated a crawl space in Ann Arbor, MI.
Most people want to keep their crawl space out of sight and out of mind. Unfortunately, the crawl space affects the overall health of your home, so it should be given some love and attention.
The wooden support beams in your crawl space carry the entire weight of the home and hold it up. It's safe to say that these joists are crucial to your home's structural integrity. So if these become compromised by moisture, so does the stability of your home. That's exactly what happened to this New Hudson home.
Over time, the homeowners began noticing hints of a sagging crawl space - like a sagging kitchen floor and a gap between the wall and the floor. Little did they know, moisture was wreaking havoc in their crawl space - causing the joists to deteriorate. The vents and dirt ground were allowing in water and humidity, which led to mold and rot attacking the joists.
To fix this problem, HomeSpec installed SmartJack support posts and encapsulated the crawl space. The weight is transferred to the support posts and the floors are elevated back to their original position - eliminating the sagging, bouncy floors. The encapsulation process seals the crawl space and prevents moisture from entering - creating a dry, healthy space.